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KDL on WGVU Radio — LBPH

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Shelley @ WGVUEach month KDL staff join Shelley Irwin on the WGVU Morning Show to talk about what’s going on at the library. This month, listen to LBPH Librarian Shelley Roossien talk about the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. Enjoy!

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And the Share Your Story Winner Is…

Monday, July 14th, 2014

sharestory graphicWow. Just, wow! More than 60 people entered our Share Your Library Story contest and boy, were their stories compelling. A family from Kenya who felt welcomed into their new community via visits to their KDL branch, a school library volunteer who uses KDL resources to serve students better and a number of Storytime families who gave shout-outs to their favorite librarians… just to name a few. We look forward to contacting some of those people and sharing their full library stories with you soon.

And oh, the randomly selected winner of the gift card from Schuler Books & Music is Kelly Mansfield of Caledonia!

Cardholders can always share their library stories with us by filling out the brief form here.

 

 


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Grand Rapids Press Endorses KDL Millage

Monday, July 14th, 2014

GR PressCheck out this article written by the Grand Rapids Press Editorial Board about our upcoming millage. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! (And since we legally can’t say it, we are even more grateful!)

 

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Video Love Bomb: Sara and Noah

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Kiddo likes trains and stories about said trains (well, loves them, actually, “so much”).

Mom likes just about everything.

We really like multiple generations of life-long library users. Score!

Drop a library love bomb: Upload a short video of your own to KDL’s Facebook page!


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KDL Top Ten — Grilling

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Top Ten Cooking Grill 07-11-2014

This week’s Top Ten is good enough to eat! Savor 10 of the most popular books in our COOKING GRILL nonfiction section.


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Take a Survey, Win a Prize, Help Your Community

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Healthy KentWhat are the biggest health problems affecting your friends, family and community? What are your neighborhood’s strengths? Weaknesses? To answer these questions and others, Healthy Kent is asking people who live and work in Kent County to participate in the 2014 Community Health Survey.

The survey is available in English and Spanish. It takes between 10 and 15 minutes, and Healthy Kent will be collecting responses until September 2. Residents who answer the survey questions have the chance to win one of several prizes, including reusable grocery totes, water bottles or even one of two iPad minis.

To complete the survey online in English, please click on this link. La versión de español está disponible aqui.

¿Qué son las dificultades de salud más urgentes que están molestando a sus amigos, su familia y la comunidad? ¿Qué son los éxitos de su vecindario? ¿Sus debilidades? A contestar esas preguntas y más, Healthy Kent está pidiendo el apoyo de la gente que vive y trabaja en el condado de Kent, que llene un sondeo de Encuesta de Salud de la Comunidad Saludable de Kent del 2014.

El sondeo está disponible en inglés y español. Dura entre 10 y 15 minutos para completar y Healthy Kent va estar juntando las respuestas hasta el 2 de septiembre. Los residentes que hacen el sondeo tienen la oportunidad de ganar uno de varios premios, incluyendo unas bolsitas recicladas para ir de compras, botellas para agua o uno de dos iPad minis.


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Got a Soon-to-Be Preschooler? Read This

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

free_preschool_graphic_20140527_124458_2If you live in Kent County and have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, take note: your little one might qualify for free preschool this fall. Thanks to state funding, county-wide collaboration and dozens of providers, more 3- and 4-year-olds will be enrolled in preschool for the 2014-15 school year.

Parents can call 616-447-2409 to see if they qualify; assistance is available in English and Spanish. The freepreschoolkent.org website will feature essential information as well.

“This is one of the best deals going in the state of Michigan,” said Judy Freeman, director of Great Start Collaborative for Kent County. “We anticipate thousands of inquiries, so parents should start calling now.”

Families qualify for free preschool based on their income or other factors such as special needs, foster care, or high risks. Guidelines vary based on the age of the child.

 

 


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Englehardt Branch: Extended Hours Saturday

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

EnglehardtThis Saturday, July 12, the Englehardt Branch will be open additional hours to serve those attending the Riverwalk Festival in Lowell. Instead of closing at 1:30 PM, the branch will be open from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

KDL is proud to be able to support this special community request. Stop by, cool off and enjoy all the library has to offer!

 


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Video Love Bomb: Amanda

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Amanda, a voracious user of KDL’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped materials and services, says listening to audiobooks has helped her own writing tremendously:

Drop a library love bomb: Upload a short video of your own to KDL’s Facebook page!

 


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More Ways to Experience Summer!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Have you already completed your 30 days of reading for this summer? Don’t worry – there is much more to do, read and experience! With KDL’s Experience Summer Online anyone can complete activities, read books and attend library programs for more chances to win prizes. This is the perfect program for those who finish the traditional program early or just want some more fun summer reading options. Go to Experience Summer Online to get started!

Ignite Happiness: Summer Reading @ KDL

Ignite Happiness: Summer Reading @ KDL

 


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